ECHA: Draft recommendation proposes 7 substances for authorization

European Chemicals Agency opens public consultation on 7 Substances of Very High Concern proposed for REACH Annex XIV; European Commission calls for information on socio-economic consequences

SIN list update

ChemSec adds 18 new substances of very high concern to SIN List; update includes 2 UV-filters permitted in packaging inks; all substances already included in REACH Candidate List

Endocrine disruptors and breast development

Research project of National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, finds that EDC exposure during fetal life and via breast milk increases breast development in young female rats

UV filters in polymer FCMs

UV filters used in food contact polymer materials which have been measured in food

PET tight barrier for chemical migration, PE only sink for chemicals

Swiss researchers compare mineral oil, phthalate and UV initiator migration across different barrier materials

UV filters in food packaging

UV filters are added to food packaging in order to protect the food packaging from degradation, as well as the food contained within from harmful UV light. UV filters may migrate into food stuff. They have been associated with endocrine activity, cancer and contact sensitization.

UV filters in paper and board FCMs

UV filters contained in paper and board food packaging materials which have been measured in food